Posts Tagged Senate

Senate OKs 25-year franchise for DITO Telecommunity

Robie de Guzman   •   March 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Wednesday, March 24, approved the franchise of DITO Telecommunity Corp., allowing the new telco player to operate in the country for 25 years. DITO’s...

Villanueva hails ratification of Labor Education Bill as ‘golden opportunity’ for harmony in the workplace

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Joel Villanueva has hailed the Senate ratification of the Labor Education Bill, saying it is a “golden opportunity” for harmony in the workplace. Under the said...

Senate on lockdown after staff tests positive for COVID-19

Marje Pelayo   •   March 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate of the Philippines will be under “total lockdown” on Tuesday, March 16, to give way to sanitation and disinfection of premises after a staff tested...

Senate passes bill creating Maguindanao del Norte and Maguindanao del Sur

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate has approved in third and final reading the bill which seeks to create the provinces of Maguindanao del Norte and Maguindanao del Sur in Mindanao....

Some senators want state of emergency declaration over ASF threat

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 10, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Some senators are urging the Department of Agriculture (DA) to propose a state of emergency due to the continuous threat of African Swine Fever (ASF). The Senate Committee on...

Senate OKs bill seeking BFP modernization

Robie de Guzman   •   March 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has approved on third and final reading a bill seeking to strengthen the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) by providing modern firefighting tools and life-saving...

Senate adopts resolution seeking immediate pilot test for in-person classes

Robie de Guzman   •   March 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate has approved a resolution recommending the resumption of face-to-face classes through the immediate launching of pilot testing in areas with low or zero COVID-19 cases....

Senate probes distance learning quality, deferment of proposed resumption of in-person classes

Robie de Guzman   •   February 24, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – A Senate panel will conduct an inquiry on Wednesday on the quality of distance learning, other psycho-social concerns, and the implications of postponing the resumption of face-to...

Senate approves proposed COVID-19 Vaccination Program Act

Marje Pelayo   •   February 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate of the Philippines approved, on third reading, the proposed COVID-19 Vaccination Program Act that seeks to expedite the process of vaccine procurement in the country....

Senate approves Labor Education Act on third and final reading

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Senate has approved the Labor Education Act on the third and final reading. Senate Bill No. 1513 or the Labor Education Act seeks to mandate all public and private...

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